The LGBT Health & Development Program

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Temporary – Part-time Program Assistant (20 hrs/week)

Temporary Job Description:

  • Independently responds to & composes a variety of correspondence;
  • Maintain professional calendar for faculty member; reconciles professional and personal calendar twice daily;
  • Make prudent timely decisions for travel arrangements/confirmations (e.g. lodging and airline reservations);
  • Provide secretarial support for meetings; Record, edit, type and distribute meeting minutes and agendas;
  • Screens & prioritizes incoming calls;
  • Responds to inquiries & may provide basic interpretation of policies & procedures;
  • Serves as a frontline resource to internal and external customers on faculty member’s schedule, availability;
  • Sits at front of suite as frontline receptionist. Greets guests, assists with directions and answers guest questions or concerns;
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Experience and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Great customer service skills;
  • Ability to pay careful attention to detail;
  • Great written and verbal communication skills;
  • Basic computer skills.

Software Required:

  • MS Office 2010.

For additional details and to apply for this job, please visit Northwestern University’s careers page, and search for job ID 22677.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-track

The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level. The faculty member will be affiliated with the MSS IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. We are seeking candidates who have a track record of translational research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) health. While we are open to candidates whose work focuses on any aspect of LGBT health, we are particularly interested in candidates whose focus is in one of the following priority areas: HIV/AIDS care and/or secondary HIV prevention; innovative use of technology for measurement or intervention; transgender health; women’s health; geriatric and aging research. Qualified applicants may come from any social science or health discipline.

The Department of Medical Social Sciences was established in 2009 in the Feinberg School of Medicine to provide a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery across the lifespan. The MSS IMPACT Program, led by Dr. Brian Mustanski, has a mission to conduct translational research that improves the health of the LGBT community. IMPACT offers a rich environment to house LGBT health research, including interdisciplinary and highly collaborative faculty and post-docs; resources and expertise in advanced methods of data collection, management, and analyses; and strong connections to community and public health organizations throughout Chicago. IMPACT is a resident partner of the Center on Halsted—the Midwest’s largest LGBT community organization—thereby offering space for recruitment and biobehavioral data collection within the community.

Candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarly publications and a history of extramural funding or exceptional promise commensurate with their career trajectory. MSS and IMPACT have a highly collaborative culture in which multiple investigators have opportunities to work in tandem on large-scale team science research. A collaborative orientation and skill at interdisciplinary and team science are desirable. Participation in Departmental training activities and University service are also expected and valued. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and credentials. This is a full-time, continuing position. Start date is flexible.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Medical Social Sciences can be viewed at Information about the IMPACT Program can be viewed at

Please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, representative reprints and names of three references to Search Chair, Frank Penedo, PhD, c/o of Robin Morrissey at Please reference search #22445 in the subject line of the email.

Training Opportunities

Our Training page contains information about the clinical psychology internship track in LGBT health with the IMPACT Program, as well Northwestern University’s Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program.


Please visit our Internships page for a full listing of film, web, writing/blogging, and research assistant internship opportunities. 

IMPACT Program Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and IMPACT’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated.  Through its work, the IMPACT Program advances the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals.  Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among IMPACT staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences.  We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.


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